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The Value of Affordable Housing + Byera Hadley Awards

Join us for a special night of celebration and an important discussion about the value of affordable housing featuring talks by Arup’s Australasian Cities Leader Dr Tim Williams and Sydney architect and architectural critic Laura Harding. The evening will start with five short presentations about housing affordability by previous Byra Hadley winners and will finish the public announcement of this years winner’s. The talks and presentations will be followed by drinks to celebrate.

Because we are having such a great festival we’ve decided to make it free for students to come along to this event. Use the promo code: THENEXTBYERA   

Dr Tim Williams is the Australasia Cities Leader at Arup. He chairs Open Cities which promotes innovation in Australia in next-generation infrastructure . Before coming here in late 2010, Tim was recognised as one of the UK’s thought-leaders in urban regeneration and economic development for his role in developing East London (north and south of the Thames) as CEO of the Thames Gateway London Partnership - a key local government-led think-tank and advocate.

Laura Harding is an architectural practitioner and critic based in Sydney. Harding works across architecture and urban design, with a particular focus on the public realm. She is also an architectural critic and an active participant in the public culture of architecture. Harding regularly contributes to architectural education as a visiting critic at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. Harding began writing architectural criticism in 2004, first for Architecture Australia, the journal of record of Australian architecture, and subsequently for a range of professional publications and mainstream media outlets. She was appointed a contributing editor to Architecture Australia in 2005, a position she continues to hold. Harding has had criticism published in The Guardian and is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper. Harding was guest editor, alongside Philip Thalis, of a special issue of Architecture Australia on Urban Housing (Architecture Australia (May 2014).

The Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships have been awarded since 1951 as a result of the Trust established by the Byera Hadley estate. The list of scholarship recipients over the years includes many architects who have contributed enormously to the profession and the broader community. The Scholarships are awarded annually and administered by the NSW Architects Registration Board, in close collaboration with Perpetual as trustee.

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